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The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) on ram lamb feedlot performance, carcass characteristics, serum testosterone concentration, and semen quality. One hundred twenty ram lambs (40.4 ± 9.1 kg; Suffolk × western white face) were used in a completely randomized design to determine the effects(More)
Uteroplacental development is a crucial step facilitating conceptus growth. Normal placental development comprises extensive placental angiogenesis to support fetoplacental transport, meeting the metabolic demands of the fetus. Compromised pregnancies due to maternal stressors such as over or undernutrition, maternal age or parity, altered body mass index,(More)
Late gestation supplementation of feed additives, such as rumen undegradable intake protein (RUIP), vitamin E, Zn, and chlortetracycline, has inconsistently improved ewe/lamb productivity. In 3 experiments, Western white-faced ewes were supplemented for at least 30 d during late gestation with 204 g/(ewe.d) on a DM basis of high (HS; 12.5% RUIP, 880 IU/kg(More)
The objectives of this study were to determine if exposing seasonally anovular ewes to rams would alter patterns of cortisol concentrations, and if these changes are associated with changes in characteristics of LH concentrations. Seasonally anestrous ewes were assigned to be exposed to rams (RE; n=11) or wethers (NE; n=12). Blood samples were collected at(More)
A rise in the incidence of mosquito-transmitted Cache Valley virus (CVV) in lambs in 2011 prompted a study to evaluate on-animal pyrethroid insecticides to reduce mosquito attacks on sheep. Using enclosure traps for 1 night per wk for 6 wk, we compared engorgement rates of mosquitoes given the opportunity to feed on untreated sheep and sheep treated with 1(More)
Members of the judiciary can better serve domestic violence victims by referring offenders — when they are referred rather than incarcerated — to batterers intervention programs (BIPs) that are certified by the Domestic Violence State Coordinating Council under the Tennessee BIP Rules. Rules for BIPS were established in 1999 by the Tennessee Legislature:(More)
In sheep, embryonic and fetal death during pregnancy can account for 25% to 50% of the total number of corpora lutea (and thus potential embryos). The objective of this study was to determine the effects of injectable and oral Arg supplementation provided for 14 d postbreeding on the reproductive performance of naturally stimulated fall lambing ewes.(More)
Since numerous medical education enrichment programs have been established throughout the United States, their effectiveness must eventually be evaluated. It is difficult to evaluate the goals of these programs. The programs do have goals, yet most program managers do not have a simple tool for transforming these broad statements into measurable performance(More)